- Fish Breeding
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|lioness501 ||09-06-2010 01:56 PM |
where did they go?
Hi guys. i havent used this forum for quite a while but have a mystery that needs solving. i have some 4 week old platy fry in a floating trap. i started with 20.......3 days ago down to 7 and today theres only 5!! wat on earth has happened to them, theres no dead ones. they are all healthy. i am not new to this and it has never happened before. i wonder if the fish are sucking them through the holes??hmmmmmm.....
grateful for any insight, would like not to lose the last of them.....
|Romad ||09-06-2010 02:06 PM |
Are they able to swim out of the top?
|lioness501 ||09-06-2010 02:20 PM |
i wouldnt say so, there is a couple cm gap out of the water....there is definately no chance these guys would survive in the wild of my tank....i have noticed the other fish sucking around it tho.
|kitten_penang ||09-06-2010 03:27 PM |
well i think they have been escaping from the holding tank through the holes
|lioness501 ||09-06-2010 03:45 PM |
they are bigger than the holes!! thats why its so strange that they have vanished...maybe the plecs are sucking them out?
|kitten_penang ||09-06-2010 03:52 PM |
eeww..i just scooped out 30 or more of my babies i keep them in a large basin.i think you need to re home them else where
|lioness501 ||09-06-2010 05:00 PM |
too small to be rehomed and i dont have any other tanks. u keep them in a basin? what u mean? with filter and heater?
|kitten_penang ||09-09-2010 07:08 AM |
room temp is at 28 so i only change and add old tank water.left a plant in it for them to hide
|lioness501 ||09-09-2010 11:01 AM |
thanks. i only have 4 left now :( never mind.
|kitten_penang ||09-09-2010 11:49 AM |
at least theres still 4 so dont give up
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